Monday, July 27, beginning at 6:00 pm
The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by the Hammondsport Poets as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, July 27, 7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY.
About the Contributors (Hammondsport Poets)—
Darleen Abbott The craft of composing a traditional haiku begins with a way of thinking. Darleen Abbott aspires to envision a netsuke in words.
Susan Black has published over 250 research reports on children’s health, medical practice, collective bargaining, intelligence theory, juvenile justice, and school management. She now writes and edits legacy essays and features on wilderness and the environment. She has a Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations and education and other degrees in writing and composition. She most recently worked for Harvard’s Civil Rights Project.
Gary P. Brown was born and raised in Corning, NY. He served churches in Naugatuck, CT, Scarsdale, NY and Stamford, CT, retiring in 2007 from the First Congregational Church of Stamford after 27 years there as Senior Pastor. He lives on Keuka Lake in his retirement.
Ken Cartwright was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI. He spent 35 years as a Designer/Draftsman for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN. In 2012 he moved to Bath, NY where he joined the Bath Writers Group. Photography and drawing were a very important part of his life. He began writing to satisfy his daughter’s requests for memories of his life.
Steve Coffman Since 1972, Steve Coffman and his wife Bobbie have lived on a former farm in Yates County, where they have raised two children, bounteous flowers and vegetables, occasional cows, pigs, chickens and many product acres of glorious trees.
Most recent publications: Off With A Bang: Poems of the New Millennium, (FootHills, 2012); Words of the Founders, an annotated reference, (McFarland, 2012); “Perfume River,” Pea River Journal; “Museo del Oro,” Le Mot Juste 2014 (which won the Janus Award).
Mary Hood Author of The Strangler Fig and Other Tales (2004 Altamira-Rowman & Littlefield), RiverTime: Ecotravels on the World’s Rivers (2008 SUNY Press), and Walking Seasonal Roads (2012 Syracuse University Press), Mary Hood has published several collections of poetry, articles on conservation and the environment, technical papers and served as poet laureate of Pensacola, Florida.
Robert E. McDonough lives near Keuka Lake with his partner, Maril Nowak. He has published two books of poems, No Other World (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) and Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press) and numerous poems in little magazines and anthologies.
Maril Nowak lives and “poets” on her hilltop overlooking the Italy Valley. After having milked 14 dairy goats, raised two wonderful children, and outgrown one husband, she taught college English for 25 years before retirement, which she highly recommends. She continues as an avid gardener, active citizen, and “raging on”-er.
Martha Treichler is a retired teacher and a retired registered dietitian who lives on a farm on a hill near Hammondsport, NY. She has had three books of poems published by FootHills Publishing; the most recent is Variations on a Theme. During the 1948-49 school year she studied with Charles Olson at Black Mountain College. Her most recent poetry chapbook is “The Garden of Old.”
Carolyn Czarnecki of FootHills Publishing fame will read a short memoir story written by her father, Ken Cartwright. He moved to Bath, NY in the last year of his life (2012-2013) and became involved with the Hammondsport Writers Group. With their encouragement and Carolyn’s constant requests, he wrote a number of short memoir stories, one of which was published in “Love of Land and Lake”.